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Tracking the Man with the Gavel: Alex Brown on the BRM

Jan 31, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As many of you are aware, Alex Brown will be the 'Convenor' of the OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) that will run from February 25 through 29 in Geneva, Switzerland. Alex has a variety of unenviable tasks, including:

"Trying to interpret various standing Directives and other ISO/IEC JTC1 rules and practices that were created for what might be described as kinder, gentler times (not to mention for shorter specifications).

"Figuring out how to process c. 1,000 comments (after elimination of duplicates) during a 35 hour meeting week, without the currently contemplated possibility of an extension..."

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